ISIS threatened “revenge” against Christians in East Jerusalem in a flier published this week.
The Israel National News reported:
A flier published by in the name of the brutal Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organization was put up around eastern Jerusalem on Thursday, in what is thought to be the first such announcement in the Israeli capital.
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The flier threatens Christians in the area with “revenge,” and is signed by the organization “ISIS Palestine,” reports Channel 10.
ISIS does not have an operational presence in Israel, but support for the group among Islamists is on the rise, with dozens of Arab citizens leaving for Syria and Iraq to fight for the jihadist organization after ISIS members took part in Hamas’s terror war against Israel last summer.
An ISIS-inspired cell was nabbed in Hevron in Judea last November, while in Gaza an affiliate of the group has clashed with Hamas and repeatedly fired rockets at Israel to spark fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Perhaps as a result of that threat to Hamas presented by ISIS, Palestinian Arab commentator Halad Ameira, who is considered to be a follower of Hamas’s terrorist ideology, told Channel 10 the group should hold talks with Israel.